Resort at Squaw Creek

400 Squaw Creek Road | Olympic Valley, CA 96146 [See Map]
#6 in Best Lake Tahoe Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 723 reviews
Property Type Resort with 405 rooms, 9 floors
Style Traditional, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Located about eight miles northwest of Tahoe City in Olympic Valley, California, the Resort at Squaw Creek is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a quiet and secluded getaway. The rooms earn compliments from guests on their size and state-of-the-art amenities, and visitors recommend requesting a room facing the valley for the best views. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this beautiful resort (managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts) offers easy access to the great outdoors. Hotel staff is available to help plan hikes, fishing excursions and ski trips to nearby Squaw Valley USA. Guests can also play a round on the resort's golf course, try their hand at tennis or splash around in the resort's massive pool. For a more relaxing experience, head to the spa for a soothing massage or enjoy a hearty meal at one of five restaurants. According to recent guests, the Resort at Squaw Creek is a comfortable and fun place to stay in Lake Tahoe, no matter the season.

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Critic Reviews


“The resort makes the most of its gorgeous valley setting surrounded by forested mountains: expansive windows in all the rooms and massive ones in the lobby yield breathtaking views.”

Travel + Leisure

“Even after a $53 million renovation in 2008, this timber lodge edging Lake Tahoe manages to let nature do the talking.”


“The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the biggest resorts in Squaw Valley, with more than 400 rooms and a services and amenity offering that is easily among the most comprehensive in all of Tahoe.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Rooms

The standard guest rooms at the Resort at Squaw Creek are the deluxe rooms, which are traditionally decorated in a neutral color pallete with dark wooden furniture. All guest rooms offer pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and individual climate controls. The standout feature of this room, however, are the windows featuring panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

  • Daily $25 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, fitness center and pool use, and golf and ski valet

Standard room size:

379 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 723 guests have reviewed the Resort at Squaw Creek, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 723 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Surrounded by 195 acres of wooden mountains, beneath the mammoth peaks of Squaw Valley, sits the Resort at Squaw Creek. A luxurious outdoor playground, the resort is a haven for a variety of adventure activities with its easy access to the surrounding mountains, as well as its close proximity to Lake Tahoe.

  • Lake Tahoe is 7 miles east of the property
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport is 48 miles northeast
  • Hotel can arrange an airport shuttle

  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The resort offers casual and fine dining options that focus on bringing guests fresh, local ingredients. Six Peaks Grille offers seasonal menus and features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountains, and a stone fireplace. Sandy's Pub is a classic sports bar with an English pub-style menu, and Cascades has a full breakfast buffet with a chef’s station.

  • Sweet Potatoes Deli serves coffee and to-go options
  • Mountain Pizza is only open in the winter

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Buffet, Italian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Resort at Squaw Creek has three outdoor pools, and multiple hot tubs. Two of the pools are heated and open year-round, and the other is a seasonal plunge pool with a 120-foot waterslide.

  • The Oasis offers seasonal poolside bar service

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The spa at Squaw Creek has 10 treatment rooms that have beds equipped with memory foam to enhance comfort and relaxation. Along with a full-service spa menu and salon services, guests are treated to the property's relaxation sanctuary with complimentary hot tea for pre- and post-treatment lounging.

  • Spa hours vary depending on time of year
  • Pool and whirlpool access available
  • Spa boutique on-site

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Resort at Squaw Creek is a family-friendly property, offering many amenities for children, including babysitting services and children's menus at restaurants. There is also an arcade on-site. The Resort has The Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp, which is offered year-round and provides daily supervised recreational activities for children 4 to 12 years old.

  • Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp offers full- and half-day sessions starting at $60

  • Kids club ($60 to $100)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The resort's fitness center has cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Because it is a part of the spa, the gym also grants guests access to locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and outdoor whirlpools. The resort offers many outdoor recreational activities as well, depending on the time of year. During winter, the resort has an on-property chair lift with ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley's ski runs. There are also snowshoe trails, ice skating, sledding and dog sled tours. In the summer months, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and lake activities are popular.

  • Two tennis courts are complimentary to use but rackets and balls are $5 per hour to rent

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Resort at Squaw Creek's conference center offers 33,000 square feet of meeting space, plus 14,750 square feet of ourdoor space. The conference center has 24 rooms available and has audiovisual features, including rear and front screen projection. In addition, the property offers two ballroom spaces for large functions.

  • Refreshment centers in breakout spaces

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



The Links at Squaw Creek is the resort's 6,931-yard championship golf course. Golf lessons are available from the course's PGA professional staff, and so are clinics for different ages and skill levels.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The resort is able to host indoor and outdoor wedding events that can accommodate between 40 and 500 guests. There are four ceremony locations, including the spa deck, golf course, pavillion and Six Peaks Grille deck. For receptions, couples can choose from seven venues, including the property's two ballrooms that can host more than 200 guests.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Resort at Squaw Creek

400 Squaw Creek Road | Olympic Valley, CA 96146 [See Full Map]